Annual event celebrates unsung heroines across Northern California

The Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation (SCHMF) and hosting event partner UC Davis Office of Campus Community Relations (UCD OCCR) will present the 4th Annual Exceptional Women of Color (EWOC) Networking Brunch & Wellness Conference on Saturday, September 29 at the UC Davis Freeborn Hall in Davis, CA. Corporate and Community Partners include: U.S. Air Force, Waddell & Reed, and Dr. Monica Crooks, D.D.S.

“The purpose of the event is to help bring attention to women across Northern California that have overcome multiple obstacles to become pillars of our community,” explains Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation Executive Director Pleshette Robertson. “We are committed to education, diversity, inclusion and leadership, and the presentation of the Exceptional Women of Color Excellence Awards helps us achieve our mission.”

The deadline to complete and submit the Exceptional Women of Color nomination form at is July 15, 2012.

Under this year’s theme of “Recognizing the Power of Education, Health & Entrepreneurship,” the EWOC Networking Brunch will include a keynote presentation, workshop sessions, and the return of the ever-popular POWER DIVAs Panel Talk Show. An exclusive eblast announcement will be distributed to include the keynote speaker, panel presenters, and more information in the latter part of July. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in vendor shopping, as well as the Health & Wellness Pavilion, Book Signing Exhibit, and Hair, Fashion & Beauty Pavilion. And new this year is the Youth Summit, offering young adult activities the opportunity to come together and talk about the issues that mean the most to them. For the first time ever two young women (ages 14-21) will be presented with the Young Exceptional Women of Color Scholarship Award.

The 2012 Exceptional Women of Color Conference will take place Saturday, September 29, from 8 am-4 pm at UC Davis Freeborn Hall in Davis, CA. Admission is $65 per person before July 31, $75 before September 15; and $35 per person for youth ages 12-21. Advance table reservations (to seat 10 persons) are available for $750.

Register online at For more information and updates, please visit the conference web pages located at or call 916-470-2337. Sponsorships and vendor opportunities are available by calling Twlia at (916) 662-3502.


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